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Currently (10th June 2011) there are some bugs with handling unreachable remote proxies which causes the daemon to die. A few of these have already been dealt with via bug reports but some still lurk. Also, the certificate checking/verification code does not currently work - we hope to be able to verify the certificate issuer and OID as we do with RADIATOR and RadSecProxy. Note that this software only does RADSEC/TLS with TCP - DTLS over UDP is not yet an option. Clients are 'radsec' only and the standard naslist or naslist imported from SQL won't operate with radsec.


To set up a federation-level RADIUS proxy server for VitalAAA you must change the following configuration files:

  • server_properties
  • method_dispatch
  • clients

You must also download the following files from

Code Block
Radius-Acct-Address = "*:1813"
Radius-Auth-Address = "*:1812"
Database-Address = "0"
Radius-CharSet = UTF8
Delimiter-Precedence = "@"
Suffix-Delimiters = "@"

method_dispatch file:

Code Block
radius             Auth 1             prepare             setWorkingVars
radius             acct 4              aaa                   dropRadiusAcct

clients file

Add the lines with the eduroam proxy server and the local RADIUS servers to the clients file:

Code Block          <eduroam_secret>      <eduroam_secret>
<>                <local_server_secret>
<>                <local_server_secret>

Gauging your federation's performance


When you set up a federation-level RADIUS server, the OT will start monitoring your server availability and will send out email alerts in case of failure. This is done by the OT sending authentication requests for the special realm @eduroam.<TLD> from their monitoring server to your server, and your server is expected to mirror these back to the OT monitoring infrastructure. The technical set-up of this is described in the corresponding HOWTOs configuration guidelines for federation-level RADIUS servers.


On that web page, you can find historical evolution of roaming service usage in federations, as well as an overview which realms were most active, and from which countries visitors come from. In the future, detailed views per SP and per IdP can be made available if your federation opts to send the data in the extended detail level. Please contact your federation operator to find out which level of statistics your federation provides. Include Pageradsec certificatesradsec certificates